Pre-purchase soon to get early access and witness LithoBreak take shape

Get LithoBreak and pitch a name to be permanently set in the in-game verse!


Founder Packs

Name an asteroid

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Asteroid

Pitch an asteroid name and get it added to the funding ‘belt’, visible in-game. The asteroid name will be visible and searchable in the in-game system map. All tiers come with our sincere gratitude.

Please note, this is the only pack that doesn’t contain the LithoBreak game.

Includes:

  • Founder’s list - Asteroid level

  • Pitch the name of an asteroid

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Comet

Get LithoBreak days before general release. Get exclusive updates on progress and give feedback during development. The price of this tier will increase as development progresses.

Includes:

  • Founder’s list - Comet level

  • LithoBreak game

  • Pitch the name of an asteroid

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Moon

Get beta access once LithoBreak reaches feature completeness and a launch date is announced. The beta phase will include the free-play mode and the story through the intro sequence. The price of this tier will increase as development progresses and will no longer be available when LithoBreak launches.

Includes:

  • Founder’s list - Moon level

  • LithoBreak game +beta

  • Pitch the name of an asteroid

 
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Planet

Get alpha access and witness the game take shape and give feedback to help shape LithoBreak development. The alpha phase will include the free-play mode. Proper development takes proper experimentation. The price of this tier will increase as development progresses and will no longer be available when the beta launches.

Includes:

  • Founder’s list - Planet level

  • LithoBreak game +alpha +beta

  • Pitch the name of an asteroid

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Double planet

Because two is always better than one, get a second copy of LithoBreak for a friend, including access to alpha and beta stages. This tier will no longer be available when the beta launches. Sharing is caring.

Includes:

  • Founder’s list - Planet level

  • 2x LithoBreak games +alpha +beta

  • Pitch the name of an asteroid

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Gas giant

Add some iron-on Tau Ceti Labs and LithoBreak patches to instantly upgrade you look. Includes 2 Tau Ceti Labs logo patches, 2 LithoBreak game patches, 2 small Tau Ceti Labs patches and 2 small Play With Science patches.

Includes:

  • Founder’s list - Gas Giant level

  • 2x LithoBreak games +alpha +beta

  • TCL + LithoBreak patches set

  • Pitch the name of an asteroid


Star Packs

Name a star

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Main Sequence star

Pitch an in-game rename of a star in the verse. The star rename will be visible within the in-game star map.

Includes:

  • Star list - Main Sequence level

  • [Sweet loot signed by a movie star]

  • 2x LithoBreak game +alpha +beta

  • TCL + LithoBreak patches set

  • Pitch the rename of a star

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Giant star

Pitch a corporation name, location and business. This will be visible within the in-game lore.

Includes:

  • Star list - Giant level

  • 2x LithoBreak games +alpha +beta

  • TCL + LithoBreak patches set

  • Pitch the rename a star

  • Pitch an in-game deep space corporation

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superGiant Star

Get 5 future titles from Tau Ceti Labs. This is just the start of something great.

Includes:

  • Star list - Supergiant level

  • 2x LithoBreak games +alpha +beta

  • 5 Future TCL games

  • TCL + LithoBreak patches set

  • Pitch the rename a star

  • Pitch an in-game deep space corporation

 
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Nova

Pitch a major space scientist and their contribution to making humanity a space fairing civilization. It takes the concerted efforts of many to make great strides.

Includes:

  • Star list - Nova level

  • 2x LithoBreak games +alpha +beta

  • 5 Future TCL games

  • TCL + LithoBreak patches set

  • Pitch the rename a star

  • Pitch an in-game major space scientist

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Supernova

Collaborate with us to create a custom major corporation with a CEO and history. This will be directly part of our in-game lore an may come up again in future games.

Includes:

  • Star list - Supernova level

  • 2x LithoBreak games +alpha +beta

  • 5 Future TCL games

  • TCL + LithoBreak patches set

  • Pitch the rename a star

  • Collaborate on an in-game major corporation

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Hypernova

TCL Lab coat to showcase the hyper-nerd you are. Bright blue flame-resistant lab coat with over 15 non-flame-resistant patches sewn in to create a unique Tau Ceti Labs flare. This is the same lab coat we wear to expos, so you will fit in with us at least.

Includes:

  • Star list - Hypernova level

  • Flame Resistant TCL lab coat

  • 2x LithoBreak games +alpha +beta

  • 5 Future TCL games

  • TCL + LithoBreak patches set

  • Pitch the rename a star

  • Collaborate on an in-game major corporation


 

Funding Goals

More funding means more content for all. Tell your friends!

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Base game

Fully voiced characters by professional actors

Fully realized and orbit-simulated double star system

Mining game play that explores the sciences of materials, chemistry and engineering

Station filled with intriguing background snips about the characters and verse

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Locked - 0% progress

Revealed when goal reaches 20%

 

FAQ

What will be available in the alpha and beta phases?

In the alpha phase, a few station rooms will be available to walk around with a view of the starting moon from orbit. The first releases will have fairly simple mechanics to start. Approximately every two months there will be new quests and story content to coincide with new game mechanics being introduced. By the end of the alpha phase, nearly all mining content will be playable and a rich background will be delivered to support the full games story. Feedback will be taken immediately and patches will be deployed between content updates. We have something very special planned for those who participate in the alpha content.

In the beta phase, we will make available the first act of the main game. This will be an hour+ polished vertical slice of game to give a taste of how the full game experience will be. We want to ensure LithoBreak delivers a great first experience, so feedback from the beta testers will be a huge help.

We will be holding off the majority of the main story content and a few final-tier mining mechanics until the release of LithoBreak. We want to make sure there is plenty new content to experience on launch day.

When will the alpha and beta be available?

We plan to start releasing alpha builds in the months after we begin taking pre-orders. The alpha does contain an ongoing story with brand new content approximately every two months.

We plan to start releasing beta builds in the months before LithoBreak launches. We currently plan for this to coincide with a release date announcement.

What story will be available during the alpha and beta periods?

The alpha will contain its own ongoing story that will tie in to the story experienced in the beta and main game. Additionally, we will be delivering the backstory and development updates of LithoBreak through our Verse blog on a weekly basis. Stay tuned!

Where will the names of asteroids and stars be visible in-game?

Every asteroid will be visible when viewing the 61 Cygni system map in a holoprojector.

Every star will be visible when viewing the star map in the holoprojector.

There will be a search feature so you can easily find your asteroid or star.

How does the asteroid naming work?

Much like our solar system, the in-game 61 Cygni system has a large asteroid belt around 61 Cygni A that is unable to form a planet due to the gravitational interaction of 61 Cygni B.

How does the star rename work?

The in-game star map is based upon the real star map, re-centered around the 61 Cygni system for display within LithoBreak. The currently ‘unnamed’ stars can be renamed, such as HD 283856 being renamed to Joe’s Star (HD 283856).

Where will the corporate name appear?

The corporate name will appear within the in-game lore and may be used in LithoBreak or future games as a corporate name. We will also incorporate it within the donor’s list, for example:

Main Sequence Donor: Joe Somebody
Corporation: Joe's Warp Repair
Location: Venire (P2) - Bernard's Star
(Link to a corporate description)

Everything is at our discretion and inappropriate names will not fly. We also can’t have 50 Joe’s Warp Repair companies in the low-population 61 Cygni system, so we will rename and redistribute companies as we see fit. Something will be added to the lore in your name. Our promise is to be as fair as we can with the time we can set aside for this task.

Why does the LithoBreak logo contain alchemy symbols?

LithoBreak is the in-game company that you take over. The previous owner found it humorous to label his advanced mining technology company with alchemy symbols…

Risks?

Of course, there is the risk that we will not be able to deliver a polished game. Tau Ceti Labs’ reputation is on the line and we will do everything we can to ensure LithoBreak releases as the quality experience we envision.

I have a question that is not listed here…

Email us at Team@TauCetiLabs.com


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